Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Instructional Technology for NFTD

Apex Certification Dates for the Fall
This fall we will be holding 2 Admin/Counselor Certification days and 1 Teacher Certification day. Please use the links to sign up for a space at the training.

  1. Administrators and Counselors Certification Day - Aug 2, 2013 - 8am - 12:30pm Location TBD
  2. Teacher's Certification Day - Aug 9, 2013 - 8am - 3:30pm Location TBD
  3. Administrator's and Counselor's Certification Day (make-up) - Aug 9, 2013 - 8am - 12:30pm Location TBD

Sign up for your trainings here:
Teacher Sign Up Form:
Administrator and Counselor Sign Up Form:

Apex Data Dive
If you haven't met with me to discuss last year's Apex Data, please do so before the end of July. We will be looking at last year's Apex Completion rates as well as completion compliance in preparation for the new year.

Apex Certification
The following schools have been Apex Certified. If you haven't scheduled an appointment with me for this quick assessment, please contact me ASAP. You must have your lab/cart certified to implement Apex at your school site.
  • Animo Oscar de La Hoya
  • Animo Inglewood
Changes to Apex Grading and Completion Requirements
Minimum student completion requirements are as follows:
  • >80% Completion Progress
  • >70% Overall Percent
  • >70% Quality of Work / Grade to Date
  • >30 hours or 5 weeks Time in Program

Overall Percent, Quality of Work, Grade to Date appear in a teacher's gradebook or student progress report:

Completion Progress appears in the course dropdowns on the main dashboard landing page

Google Apps for Education Transition
Live @ Edu transition and access
Live@Edu is no longer in service as of July 1, 2013. Green Dot will no longer support the platform and is no longer provisioning new accounts. Students may continue to access their accounts through the end of the 2013-2014 school year to download any content they may have left on the platform. In order to access content, please visit:

Google Apps for Education Pilot Classrooms / Schools
A number of teachers and schools have expressed interest in Piloting Google Apps for Education during Summer Bridge. If you would like me to provide training to you or your staff, please contact me directly (

Want to try it out?
Go to
Username: jpinket23456
password: greendot2000

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